TRS in Telangana, YSRC in Seemandhra: KCR

TRS in Telangana, YSRC in Seemandhra: KCR

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao has not only claimed victory for his party in Telangana with absolute majority, but has also forecast that the YSR Congress (YSRC) led by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy would sweep the elections in Seemandhra.

By P S Jayaram

Published: Mon 12 May 2014, 12:19 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:51 PM

“The Congress will get less than 30 assembly seats (out of 119 seats) in Telangana while the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) headed by N Chandrababu Naidu is a gone case in both Telangana and Seemandhra,” KCR, as the TRS chief is known popularly, said addressing the party’s general body meeting.

Claiming that the TRS would win around 90 assembly seats, the TRS president said: “We will form the government on our own. We did not have any alliance with any party nor will there be any need to approach them to form the government. Let there be no doubts about that.”

KCR cautioned his partymen against projecting him as the chief minister of the new Telangana state which comes into existence on June 2, stating that the TRS Legislature Party would take a decision on who should be the chief minister after the election results are out on May 16.

Reiterating his support to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for the prime minister’s post in the event that Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) mustered the required numbers, he said backing the National Democratic Alliance under BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was ruled out. “If the UPA doesn’t make it, we will back a secular Third Front,” he said. KCR, who had turned soft towards Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the last lap of campaigning, said he had high regards for her as she played a key role in granting separate statehood for Telangana.

Going for his bete noire TDP chief Naidu’s jugular, KCR said: “There is no chance that Naidu will form the government in Seemandhra. He also has no base in Telangana now. His is a lost case and I wonder what his political future is going to be.”

On Jagan’s prospects in Seemandhra, the TRS president said he had no doubts that the YSRC would form the government in the residuary state. “Jagan’s party will win more than 100 assembly seats (out of 175) in Seemandhra. He will form the government in Seemandhra,” he said. On how his party would fare in the Lok Sabha elections, KCR said the TRS would win a majority of the 17 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Telangana.

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